Point Man Inducted into Softball Hall of Fame
Photos and Story by Robert Whitmire
Stevens Point softball player Greg Flees has had a long, storied career on the softball fields at the local, state, and national levels.
Flees, who plays locally for Top Hat/Dan Bohm Sports in the Greg Marr League of the Stevens Point Softball Association, will be recognized for his softball accomplishments Saturday, August 10 in Fond du Lac when he is inducted into the Wisconsin Amateur Softball Association’s Hall of Fame.
The ceremony begins at 3:15 pm at the Lakeside Park Softball complex and will be followed by the Hall of Fame dinner at Trinity Restaurant and Hall. Flees, 43, will be the men’s slow pitch division’s lone representative in this year’s group of nine inductees.
Flees, who started his career in 1987 with the SPSA, has posted a batting average of around .675 and over 2,500 home runs. Highlights of his career include over 100 tournament titles, numerous individual awards on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball and the 2007 ASA Men’s Slow Pitch Class A national championship in Oklahoma City with Long Haul/Miken Softball Club from Albertville, Minnesota.
Flees was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, gained All-America recognition and won the batting title hitting .741. He put 7 home runs and 26 RBIs in the book.
Flees joins five other Stevens Point players in the Wisconsin ASA Softball Hall of Fame – Don Kottke(1988), Dick White(1988), Bruce Weinkauf(1991), Mick Disher(2003), and Randy Wievel(2005). There are currently 126 members of the Hall of Fame.